Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood Win Big at American Country Awards
Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood Win Big at American Country Awards

While talking to Billboard.com last week about the American Country Awards, host Trace Adkins was quoted as saying "You're going to get some interesting outcomes, I think." Those turned out to be very prophetic words, as Jason Aldean -- who recently won his first pair of CMA Awards -- steamrolled his way through the night to be the evening's biggest winner with six awards.

Perennial award winner Carrie Underwood and husband-wife duo Thompson Square also figured prominently in the telecast with three awards each.

An award show voted on by the fans, the list of winners also featured a few others who typically haven't been CMA or ACM favorites. Chris Young, for example, walked away with two trophies - including the overall single record of the year for "Voices."

The show, which aired on FOX Monday night (Dec. 5) from Las Vegas, was hosted by Adkins and actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth. In addition to the performances from the emcees, other performance highlights included a first-ever award show appearance from the Pistol Annies, a greatest hits medley from Alabama -- presented with the "Greatest Hits" award -- and Toby Keith, who closed out the show after being named Artist of the Decade.

The winners of the Second Annual American Country Awards were:

ARTISTS

Artist of the Year: Jason Aldean

Male Artist of the Year: Brad Paisley

Female Artist of the Year: Carrie Underwoo

Artist of the Year - Group: Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year - Breakthrough: Chris Young

Artist of the Year - New Artist: Scotty McCreery

SINGLES

Single of the Year: "Voices," Chris Young

Single of the Year, Male: "My Kinda Party," Jason Aldean"

Single of the Year, Female: "Mama's Song," Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year, Group: "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," Thompson Square

Single of the Year, New Artist: "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," Thompson Square

Single of the Year, Vocal Collaboration: "Don't You Wanna Stay," Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson

TOURING

Touring Artist of the Year: Jason Aldean

VIDEOS

Music Video of the Year: "Who You Are When I'm Not Looking," Blake Shelton

Music Video of the Year, Male: "Who You Are When I'm Not Looking," Blake Shelton

Music Video of the Year, Female: "Mama's Song," Carrie Underwood

Music Video of the Year, Group or Collaboration: "Don't You Wanna Stay," Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson

Music Video of the Year, New Artist: "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," Thompson Square

GREATEST HITS AWARD: Alabama

ARTIST OF THE DECADE: Toby Keith

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